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Old 05-01-2020, 03:02 PM
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If that isn't the loveliest guitar I've ever seen, I can't think of what was. It's breathtaking
Thank you very much Parlorman!

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The top is no slacker either:



That top looks like the surface of a lake with a little wind causing gentle ripples on it...
It does have a ripple look to it, even more so when it moves and the light changes angle.

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looks absolutely spectacular Mark!
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Beautiful guitar Mark. I want to know how you do that lacy inlay. And what is that material anyway?
Thanks John! The whiter inlay is Holly and the golden is curly Maple. The trick is to do the inlay on the overlays before they are glued to the guitar. That way you can get a jewelry saw in there. It is fine work though and took me about 3 weeks. If I were to do it again it would take about 3 weeks .

You asked at a good time, I just took some close ups:







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That is exceptionally nice aesthetics! Even for a cutaway.
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That top looks amazing .
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Iím TrueType impressed by that inlay work, and the rest of the guitar as well
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Old 05-02-2020, 08:23 AM
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That is exceptionally nice aesthetics! Even for a cutaway.
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That top looks amazing .
Thanks Ovation! It has an almost a Koa coloring to it.

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I like the visual simplicity of the Ebony bindings and the visual (but not technical!) simplicity of the Holly and Maple inlays because they don't compete with the busyness of that flamed Redwood and tortoise shell-veined Honduran Mahogany.

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Old 05-02-2020, 05:03 PM
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I like the visual simplicity of the Ebony bindings and the visual (but not technical!) simplicity of the Holly and Maple inlays because they don't compete with the busyness of that flamed Redwood and tortoise shell-veined Honduran Mahogany.
Thanks Erithon. I wanted to add highlights to the overall look and very thin flourishes seem to roll well with all that wood figure.

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Old 05-03-2020, 01:27 PM
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I do try to take weekends out of the shop but that doesn't mean we can't nail down which tuners we're going to use:



The custom Macassar buttons were an easy choice. Then it was between Gold, Black or Dark Metallic. We landed on Dark Metallic:

Then it was a choice between The Gotoh mini 510 or the open Schertler:



And the open Schedulers take the day!
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Old 05-05-2020, 10:09 AM
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I finished up the Macassar Ebony tuner buttons today and have them all mounted up:



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Such beautiful and elegant rosette!
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Such beautiful and elegant rosette!
Thanks Epicessay!
I see this is your first post. Welcome to the forum!

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I'm new on the forum too, and I've been really enjoying the build threads. You're making a beautiful instrument!
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Old 05-06-2020, 05:17 PM
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I'm new on the forum too, and I've been really enjoying the build threads. You're making a beautiful instrument!
Thanks Psychopasta, and welcome to the forum to you too!
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